a white, crystalline, water-soluble, dibasic acid, C3H4O4, easily decomposed by heat: used chiefly as an intermediate in the synthesis of barbiturates.
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British Dictionary definitions for malonic acid
another name for propanedioic acid
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Scientific definitions for malonic acid
A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.
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